Black and white is forever.
Not only black and white beautiful images that stand the test of time, like these of French actress Jeanne Moreau, but in our fashion.
Black and white, together, alone or one on top of the other is an easy one to get right. Wearing this doesn’t require a whole lot of finesse or mind numbing decision-making. It is a foolproof combination.
I like black with white trim and equally white with black trim. A black and white print can do the trick as can an all white blouse worn over a pair of black trousers. Or the reverse.
And let’s not ever underestimate the power of a black and white stripe.
I often wonder how it is I never tire of black and white?
The older I get the more I like it. It is not because I am losing my nerve, far from it. I think I am much more adventurous and sure of my fashion self than I was in my younger years. I do wear more all black than all white and I probably accent more with white than I do the other way.
Black is oftentimes a more flattering option, especially on the lower half. Summer and in particular summer holidays are when I forget all that and wear the all white, whether it be pants and a tee or an all white caftan.
Looking for these images to pay tribute to Jeanne Moreau reminded me not only of the brilliance of black and white but also the beauty of a feline flick when it comes to the eyes. I use the same eye pencils over and over but it’s time to venture out. I have three I want to try, recommended to me by readers. It’s time and these images were the prompt I needed.
I don’t know about you but my summer wardrobe is starting to feel dull, it needs a quiet kick and a little more black and white won’t hurt. Winter is coming but I can’t face it quite yet; the sales still have my attention.
You might like some of these additions, too. xv
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